Festive coin: 50th Anniversary of the Treaty of Rome
Series: Treaty of Rome
Front side: The coin shows the text of the treaty signed by the six founding countries, on a background referring to the pothole (designed by Michelangelo) of the Piazza del Campidoglio in Rome, where the signing took place on 25 March 1957. The words “Treaty of Rome 50 years”, “EUROPE” and the name of the issuing country appear in the respective languages of the euro area or in Latin. So the caption varies from country to country, but the picture is the same. The Treaty of Rome establishes the European Economic Community and eventually led to the introduction of the euro in 1999 and the introduction of euphonies and currencies in 2002. The anniversary was celebrated on 25 March 2007. Eurozone countries celebrate the occasion by issuing this commemorative currency together. The coin design was chosen after a competition organised by the European mints. The outer ring of the coin bears the 12 stars of the European Union.